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The Gold Coast Hinterland

Make yourself at home in one of Queensland’s most remarkable natural environments, where some species have survived since prehistoric times, and feel life’s stresses melt away. The Gold Coast hinterland offers a perfect relaxing weekend getaway or adventure-packed day trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast’s famous beaches. The sweeping views from mountain ranges will leave you breathless. Be dwarfed by towering ancient hoop pines in World Heritage-listed subtropical rainforest. Get some ‘me time’ and recharge your energy levels at a magnificent eco-lodge, where crackling fires keep things cosy in winter, and surrounding forests cool you down in summer. Head to the coast and stand on a windswept headland, gazing at soaring sea-eagles. This is the ‘green side’ of the Gold Coast and you’ll never want to leave.

Photos: Ultimate walk, Adam Creed, Queensland Government; Best walks and views, Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government; Wildlife encounters, Briony Masters, Queensland Government